• Passed on as an inheritance, by last will or intestate.
  • Of a title, honor or right: legally granted to somebody's descendant after that person's death.
  • Of a person: holding a legally hereditary title or rank.
  • Of a disease or trait: passed from a parent to offspring in the genes
  • Of a ring: such that all submodules of projective modules over the ring are also projective.



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  • From Latin hereditarius, from hereditas 'inheritance', from heres 'heir'

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